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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, No.s 1-6

San Diego, CA: Community Congress Press, 1973. First Editions. Stapled Wrappers. The true first edition of The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, among the earliest published works by Kathy Acker (1947-1997), the postmodern-punk-feminist author who was highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Partly autobiographical & also based on events in the works by or about the Marquis De Sade, Alexander Trocchi, William Butler Yeats & many others, as stated... Item #1898

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The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula, No.s 1-6
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Great Expectations

Barrytown, NY: Open Book/Station Hill Press, 1982. First Printing. Softcover. Signed & dated by Kathy Acker in the year of publication. "Out of the agony of the author's total disenchantment, or plagiarism, appears beauty: given text is laid on given text; language is no longer used to control but to be; the reader touches language rather than is controlled by it; meaning changes to tapestry. This book is totally sensuous."(from... Item #1899

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Implosion

New York, NY: Wedge Press, Inc. 1983. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short experimental work in the form of a play by Kathy Acker, the late writer who was inspired & highly influenced by William S. Burroughs. Mixing themes of the French Revolution, the author's grandmother, & contemporary topics. With startling, incendiary design & illustrations by Mark Magill. A very rare Acker item in pamphlet format, with glassine wrapping over... Item #1900

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Algeria

London, England: Aloes Books, 1984. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. "The Land in Algeria is pink Life in this America stinks"(opposite pg. 1) The first edition published in the UK of this short work by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer for whom William S. Burroughs was a major influence. Subtitled "A Series of Invocations Because Nothing Else Works," it is sexually explicit, in varying formats from prose to play. A.... Item #1902

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Blood and Guts in High School

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1984. First American Edition, Second Printing. Softcover. The first American edition of this short work by Kathy Acker, first published earlier the same year in the UK. Apparently written six years earlier, as copyrighted 1978. A trade-format softcover original in the Evergreen Book series published by the legendary Grove Press. This is the second printing of the stated First Evergreen Edition. William S. Burroughs... Item #1901

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Blood and Guts in High School
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Don Quixote

London, England: Paladin Grafton Books, 1986. First UK Edition. Softcover. The first British edition of the hallucinatory novel by Kathy Acker, the late William S. Burroughs-influenced experimental writer. A softcover original issued the same year (1986) & in similar trade format as the first Grove Press/Evergreen US edition. Both editions also have the same bold front cover illustration by Catherine Denvir. "If Miller and Burroughs didn't curl your hair, Acker's... Item #1635

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Don Quixote

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1986. First American Edition. Softcover. "In this visionary collage-novel...Don Quixote is a woman on an intractable quest...her journey takes her from an investigation of early American history, through the final days of the Nixon administration, to the Land of Annihilation."(from back cover) The first American edition, stated First Printing of the novel by Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer inspired by William S. Burroughs... Item #1904

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979

New York, NY: Top Stories, 1986. First Edition Thus, Second Printing. Stapled Wrappers. A short, provocative work by Kathy Acker, the late post-punk-feminist writer influenced & acknowledged by William S. Burroughs, in which she describes her experiences & impressions of her life in late-1970s NYC. First published in compilations issued in 1979 & 1980, then in a first printing of this edition in 1981, this is the stated 1986 second... Item #1903

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Top Stories #9: New York City in 1979
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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release

New York, NY: Grove Press, 1988. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. The first hardcover edition of a compilation of three novels by the late Kathy Acker, the provocative experimental author among whose influences was William S. Burroughs. Consisting of Kathy Goes to Haiti, originally published in 1978 in a limited small press edition; My Death My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini, about the controversial, murdered Italian film director & first published... Item #1637

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Literal Madness: Three Novels by Kathy Acker; with Publisher's Publicity Photograph; & with Original Press Release
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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article

New York, NY: Grove Press, Inc. 1988, 1990. First Printings. Single Folded Sheet, Clipping. Two interesting miscellaneous collectibles regarding Kathy Acker, the late post-punk experimental writer who was influenced by William S. Burroughs among others: The original publisher's press release, issued by Grove Press, announcing the upcoming release of Acker's novel, Empire of the Senseless, on October 17, 1988. With description, blurbs of acclamation ("An apocalyptic tale that makes A.... Item #1905

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Original Press Release for Empire of the Senseless; with New York Times Book Review Article
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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. A softcover original, this is a compilation of writings first published in the literary journal Between C & D, undoubtedly referring to the avenues on the lower east side of NYC, edited & with an introduction by Joel Rose 7 Catherine Texier. A cross-section of contributors representing the quintessence of the avant garde literary scene at that time (the 1980s) &... Item #1636

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Between C & D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine
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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay

Elmwood Park, IL: The Dalkey Archive Press, 1989. First Printing. Softcover. This fall 1989 number of the venerable literary journal is partly dedicated to articles by & about Kathy Acker, the late experimental writer often cited as a literary post-punk progeny of William S. Burroughs among other influences. Includes the transcript of a conversation between Acker & Ellen G. Friedman, as well as articles by Acker herself, Naomi Jacobs, Robert... Item #1638

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The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Vol. IX, No. 3; with: Small Booklet Critical Essay
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Alcheringa Ethnopoetics

Boston, MA: Boston University, 1975-1976. First Editions. Wrappers. New Series Volume One Numbers 1 & 2; A First International Symposium. Three original volumes from the "New (second) Series" of this most influential literary journal, co-edited by Jerome Rothenberg & published by Boston University. Among the goals of the series was to explore the full range of humanity's poetry, including translations from tribal/oral traditions. Volume One, Number one features, among many... Item #1640

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Wearing Doors Away

Roseville, MI: Ridgeway Press, 1988. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. A slim chapbook of poetry by the Iraqi-American poet Alese Alousi, published by Ridgeway Press. This small press also published writings by F.E. Kerouac-Parker, the late former wife of Jack Kerouac who came from & returned to the Detroit area. Enchanting poems in a unique, colloquial style. A fine rarity in perfect condition. As new. Item #1688

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Wearing Doors Away
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The Alternative Press

Ann Arbor, MI: The Alternative Press, Circa 1990s. First Editions. Broadsides, postcards. Miscellany (10 postcards, 2 broadsides). Here is a miscellaneous assortment of rarities from the Alternative Press, founded in the 1960s by Ken Mikolowski & his late wife, the noted painter Ann Mikolowski. Over the years it has published broadsides, postcards & other small, exquisite productions with works by Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, Diane di Prima, Anne Waldman &... Item #1689

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2

Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc. 1984. First Printing. Softcover. This winter 1984 number of the distinguished literary journal produced by the Department of English at the University of New Mexico features an item regarding Kenneth Rexroth- a 1947-vintage bibliography of poets & critical writers who were the subject of an academic discussion group lead by Rexroth, a group that included Robert Duncan, Philip Lamantia & others. This issue also... Item #1906

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American Poetry, Vol. 1, No. 2
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The Vigilantes, A Fragment By

Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, 1987. First Edition. S. Signed by Author Issued as Water Row Review #2. Slight wear to front & back wrappers. One of 26 lettered copies signed by author on tipped-in photograph. Copy "W" , This is a heretofore unpublished fragment from an unfinished novel, written in 1952 by Alan Ansen, associate of Burroughs, Ginsberg et.al. A fine item rescued from obscurity by the legendary Jeffrey... Item #1001

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The Vigilantes, A Fragment By
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Crash

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. The first American printing of the recently deceased author's famous novel, the basis for a film & many commentaries. A surreal & disturbing combination of those eternal unwitting twins, sex & violence in the form of a car crash. This copy is in exceptionally very fine condition, with only the slightest bumping to bottom edge of front board, &... Item #1412

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Crash
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Electric Banana

Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1975. First Edition. Stapled wrappers. Signed by Author Signed by author on title page. Introduction by William S. Burroughs. Minor wear to stapled wrappers, original price crossed out in black marker on rear cover, otherwise vf. Mary Beach was a member of the illustrious literary family that includes the legendary Sylvia Beach, proprietor of Shakespeare & Co. in Paris & publisher of James Joyce's... Item #1002

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Electric Banana
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Ouvrez La Porte, A Quoi Bon?

Andy Warhol. Caen, France: Cahiers de Nuit, 1994. First edition. Stapled wrappers. A limited edition booklet in dust jacket, illustrated with the famous 1967 banana illustration by Andy Warhol. Text in French. One of 100 numbered copies, out of a total edition of 200. This is copy #7/100. An extremely rare item, with book in mint condition & dj near mint with only very minor rubbing & bumping to top edge. Mint. Item #1503

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Ouvrez La Porte, A Quoi Bon?
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Writers Outside The Margin

Sudbury, MA: Water Row Books, 1986. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Signed by Editor An anthology published by Jeffrey Weinberg's important Beat-related Water Row Books, featuring writings, photos & drawings by various Beat writers & scholars, including a cover illustration by Charles Bukowski. The main focus is on the life & work of Jack Kerouac, including a collection of poetry in his memory, but also includes a short story by... Item #1004

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Writers Outside The Margin
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Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery 1954-1957

Davis, CA: Natsoulas /Novelozo Gallery, 1990. First Edition. Soft Cover. Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery 1954-1957 was published in conjunction with the gallery exhibition in 1990. The Six (6) gallery in 1955 was the venue of the first group reading of what was to become known as the Beat Generation. It is where Allen Ginsberg first read Howl & other Beat poets read, including Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, & Michael... Item #1005

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Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery 1954-1957
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The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance 1955-1960

Boston, MA: Twayne, 1991. First Edition. Hard Cover. The best volume on the history of the SF poetry Renaissance that brought poets Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Gary Snyder & others international prominence. Unread condition. A 1/8" closed faint tear on back jacket panel, otherwise perfect. As New. Item #1006

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The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance 1955-1960
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The Portable Beat Reader

New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover. Signed by Editor Signed by editor Ann Charters on title page. This is one of the most important & comprehensive anthologies of Beat writings thus far ever published, containing full works & excerpts from the canon of all of the greatest Beat authors: Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Huncke, et.al. The editor & signatory of this copy, Ann Charters, is the... Item #1007

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Blue Jacket 26/27

Niigata, Japan: Blue Jacket Press, 1993. First Edition. Softcover. (later on, the publisher would change the name of the journal to "Blue Beat Jacket"). Kerouac-dedicated issue of this rare Japanese Beat-devoted literary periodical. Neo-Beat writings by A.D. Winans, Herschel Silverman ("New york Haiku"), George Dowden (Ginsberg's first bibliographer), Arthur & Kit Knight (publishers of the Beat series, The Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, A review of "William S.Burroughs at the... Item #1008

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